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Be a Gracious Guest at Holiday Meals

Hosts for holiday meals spend a lot of time planning and carrying out a festive meal. If you require special dietary needs, offer to help the host and reduce their stress. Here are some tips:

  • Let the host know of your diet restrictions ahead of time to lessen last minute changes.
  • Bring your favorite dish that you can eat, such as a hearty salad or casserole.
  • Thank your host for their efforts, but also be honest with them and other guests as to why you cannot eat a meal item.

Source: Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter Special Supplement, November 2017


About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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